TimeLapse!

TimeLapse!

100,000 - 500,000 downloads

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TimeLapse! turns your android device into a time lapse video camera.

Now you can share your wonderful time lapse video easily, send to friend, upload to Youtube with a few taps!

What is time lapse? Time-lapse photography is a cinematography technique whereby the frequency at which film frames are captured (the frame rate) is much lower than that which will be used to play the sequence back. When replayed at normal speed, time appears to be moving faster and thus lapsing.

Unlike some other time lapse applications, we allow you to capture at any rate with no limit on resolution! But be careful on the large memory space and battery consumption.

Please share your great timelapse video on our website: http://explorerdc.blogspot.com/

Features:
+ Show list of recorded timelapse videos
+ Play, share and delete recorded videos
+ Link to TimeLapse! Calculator
+ Unlimited video size
+ Support many video filters: grayscale (monochrome), sepia, posterize, inverse
+ Support many white balance: daylight, auto, cloudy, etc.
+ Output AVI video (Motion JPEG encoded)
+ Ad-supported.
+ Auto orientation detection
+ Delay for device stablization
+ Autofocusing
+ Zoom In/Out, even when recording the time lapse video
+ Auto detect preview size
+ Save a JPEG image of the first video frame as preview
+ No shutter sound

FAQ

1. I can't play back the video on my phone!
Android supports a limited set of video codec. The video recorded is in AVI format which is Motion JPEG encoded. (FCC: MJPG). You can use third party video players to play the video. Here are two good ones:
Mobo Player, SeamanPlayer

2. I can't play back the video on my computer?
Windows Vista, Windows 7 should have built in video codec for our recorded video. For Windows XP or before, you may need to download additional codec to playback the video.
Try K-lite codec pack. Many comment complain can't playback in VLC and rate low.
For Mac, you can use MPlayerX, VLC player does not work by default.

3. Where are my recorded videos?
The recorded timelapse video is saved in /sdcard/Android/TimeLapse/.

4. How can I upload the video to YouTube?
Uploading to YouTube through this application is not available at the moment. However, you can do the upload through the YouTube app.

5. How to rotate the video?
The orientation of the phone is automatically detected before the start of the capturing process. You should have your video in proper orientation. If your phone does not have the orientation sensor, you may need to manually rotate the video in your computer.

6. Can i set a custom video dimension?
Not supported. The video dimensions supported by the app depends on the camera of your phone. We have not limit the size as in most other apps, but be careful when setting to large size. The space consumption will be huge!

7. How long the video can be?
There are no limits imposed by the app, but your SD card storage and battery may have limitations.

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Danny, you need a MJPG codec instead of VLC player, which normally in a PC but somehow not work in your crappy machine, any media player will do. Get KLite codec pack instead of rating 1 star.

Jacob and Justin, please read the description page before giving one star rating. We have explicitly said video is unsupported by Android by default. While other video players not supporting our standard video in standard AVI format, it is the problem of the video player, but not our app.

Philip and shwed, as mentioned in the app description, captured video is MJPG which is not playable by default. Android has great limitations on video recording using the SDK and we have to implement our own video encoding code and it turns out MJPG has the least computation intensive and most easy codec!

Ciaran, what device are you using? Muting is implemented and works on all our tested device.

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Recently changed in this version

v1.2 (2011.07.26)
. Add recorded video listing
. Link to TimeLapse! Calculator
. Bug fix for wrong month in file naming
. Fix shrinking preview window when soft keyboard opens
. Fix crash when starting app while camera is being held by other applications
. Better exception handling when unexpected camera operations

v1.1 (2011.06.25)
. Bug fix
. Improved exception handling

v1.0 (2011.06.17)
. First release!


Comments and ratings for TimeLapse!
  • (51 stars)

    by Maria Bendus on 12/03/2014

  • (51 stars)

    by siti nurfarahin on 07/03/2014

    I can't play the video. I hope that you change it to mp4 instead of avi. It's not about the android 'not supported'. Just that you don't know how to make it supported. At least, let us play back the video in computer if you can't make it play in android.

  • (51 stars)

    by خميس المشجري on 22/02/2014

    نبنبنببنب

  • (51 stars)

    by خميس المشجري on 22/02/2014

    نبنبنببنب

  • (51 stars)

    by Jason Webb on 19/01/2014

    This app absolutely freezes your phone if you hit settings, timelapse settings, and the then you try to change any parameters. If it unfreezes without you hard resetting your phone, your launcher will be completely broken. It will show the top half of the

  • (51 stars)

    by kat hartin on 12/11/2013

    Can't focus and always stops within six seconds then shuts down

  • (51 stars)

    by Dj Bare on 19/10/2013

    Don't install unless you're going view your videos on a computer